Rabbi Dov Brisman, Av Beis Din of Philadelphia who learned in BMG in Lakewood and kept a close connection with Chabad rabbis, participating in the annual Yarchei Kallah in New York, passed away. Full Story
By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Dov Aharon Brisman, a senior rabbi in Philadelphia who stood at the helm of a national rabbinic organization in the United States, passed away on Monday, 23 Elul 5782.
He was 69.
Born in 1953, he was raised in Los Angeles, California where he learned at Yeshiva Ohr Elchanan. He later leanred at Yeshiva Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
He received his smicha from Rabbi Schneur Kotler, Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, New Jersey, according to the Lakewood Scoop.
He married his wife Rebbetzin Libby Brisman, the daughter of Rabbi Boruch Leizerowski, Av Beis Din of Philadelphia who previously served as a Rov in Lodz before the Second World War.
In Philadelphia, Rabbi Brisman served as a Rov of the Far Northeast Congregation and taught at Torah Academy Girls High School. He served as the Rov of Young Israel of Elkins Park for 32 years.
Rabbi Brisman succeeded his father-in-law as Av Beis Din and oversaw Keystone-K community kashrus in Greater Philadelphia. He also served as the Rosh Beis Din of the Rabbinical Alliance of America / Igud Harabbonim.
Calling him “a gadol and leading posek,” Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik of Igud Harabbonim said Rabbi Brisman “personified the humility and refined character traits he spent his life teaching.”
Following his father-in-law, Rabbi Brisman kept a close and friendly connection with Rabbi Avraham Shemtov, Head Shliach of Philadelphia and Chairman of Agudas Chassidei Chabad International, among other local Shluchim.
He regularly attended and addressed Chabad events, and was an esteemed participant of the Global Yarchei Kallah, the annual Torah gathering of rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva at Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, NY.
He is survived by his wife Rebbetzin Libby Brisman (nee Leizerowski), their children R’ Yakov Mayer Brisman, Mrs. Matti Stahl, Mrs. Fayga Leah Taylor and R’ Gedalyah Zev Brisman. He is survived by his sister Mrs. Tzipy Diamond.
The levaya will be held on Monday at Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks, 6410 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126. Burial will follow at Eretz HaChaim Cemetery in Israel.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.
Rabbi Brisman (second from right) stands as the Rebbe’s letter is read by Philadelphia Head Shliach Rabbi Avraham Shemtov
Rabbi Brisman addresses rabbonim at the Global Yarchei Kallah at Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, New York
Rabbi Brisman (first row, third from left) stands with participants of the Global Yarchei Kallah in 2010 at Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, New York